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A new Professional Services Council survey has identified five themes based on interviews with more than 22 government officials from 10 federal agencies and one of those is operational resilience and adaptability of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government respondents in the 2020 Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey: A New Paradigm said procurement offices shifted to telework with minimal interruptions to business operations.

The Human Resources Association of the National Capital Region has released new data that indicates demand for employees with security clearances dropped in 2014, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Aaron Gregg writes the HRA-NCA report also suggests the number of contractors offering pay differentials for security-cleared personnel could decline to 37 percent in 2014 from the 72 percent recorded in 2010. […] More

Several industry experts have cited technology platforms and trends they expect to play a role in the federal government in 2019, Federal News Network reported Monday. Dave McClure, director of CIO advisory at Accenture Federal Services, said he expects a shift towards the adoption of hybrid cloud architectures and proactive cybersecurity measures and that agencies will improve their contact center strategies driven by artificial intelligence and increasing citizen expectations.

The Professional Services Council has raised concerns about rule changes proposed by the Defense Department to performance-based and progress payments for defense contracts. PSC said Monday it intends to submit written feedback on the proposal before Oct. 23. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel of PSC, noted at a public meeting last week that the rule […] More
Federal officials see reason for optimism throughout the acquisition process, but are concerned about ongoing budget issues, according to the 9th biennial Acquisition Policy Survey released by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton Public Sector on Wednesday. The survey interviewed 65 government employees working in acquisition and comprised five areas: workforce, budget, communication and collaboration, […] More
The Professional Services Council has released its annual report on federal acquisition laws and regulations in 2017. David Berteau, PSC president and CEO, said in a statement the annual report includes a summary of the council“™s comments on government procurement measures and related regulations as well as whitepapers and testimonies submitted by PSC in 2017. […] More
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall met with three defense trade associations in an effort to understand and address issues that affect the aerospace and defense industry. CEOs and senior executives from the National Defense Industrial Association, Aerospace Industries Association and the Professional Services Council discussed acquisition and budget challenges within the […] More
The shutdown has taken its toll on employees of companies with government contracts that rely on fiscal 2014 funds or existing projects that need access to federal buildings, Federal Times reported Monday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes several agencies have cancelled Industry Day events, pushed back contract deadlines and halted work for some contractor staff due […] More
The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce wants to encourage women-owned small businesses to actively participate in government contracting. The tools are in place, thanks to the Women-Owned Small Business Procurement Set-Aside Program. The program supports the Obama administration“™s initiative to expand small business activity in government contracting. The Set-Aside program provides WOSBs with the information and […] More
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